FIFA Fines Uganda UGX17 Million Over World Cup Qualifier

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The World Football body, FIFA has sanctioned Uganda for an incident during a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Togo.

 
The World Football body, FIFA has sanctioned Uganda for an incident during a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Togo.

In a circular released on Monday, by the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA)'s Disciplinary Committee said Ugandan fans were seated in an improper place during the game at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole on November 15, 2015.


The Uganda FA has received a warning and has been asked to pay a fine of UGX17,502, 155 (5,000 Swiss Francs). Humphrey Mandu, the Uganda FA deputy CEO said they are yet to receive the communication.

Another nation from the Council for East and Central African Football Associations (Cecafa) that has been fined is Burundi who will pay UGX35,004, 306 (10,000 Swiss Francs) for infrigment of media and marketing regulations when they hosted Ivory Coast and another  UGX20,957, 037) 6,000 Swiss Francs for fielding an ineligible player (Gael Bigirimana) in the away game to the same team.


Kenya were also fined UGX35,004, 306 (10,000 Swiss Francs) for the late arrival of their team in Cape Verde which resulted to a late kick-off in the 2018 World Cup qualifier on November 13, 2015. South Sudan are also fined 7,500 Swiss Francs for a direct red card by Aluck Mabior in the game against Mauritania.


Many other nations around the world including England, Chile and China among others were also fined for incidents during the World Cup qualifier and international friendlies.

The other African nations sanctioned and fine include; Angola, Benin, Chad, Congo, Guinea, Mali, Mozambique, Senegal and South Africa.